#MeToo: Housefull 4 director’s ugly side to sexual harassment

Ruben Ruiz
October 12, 2018

"This is something that requires stringent action", Kumar said.

As India's #MeToo movement gains momentum, the latest in the long line of well known personalities to be accused of sexual harassment is director Sajid Khan, known for his films such as Housefull and Humshakals. She wrote, "Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through. This can not go on", she wrote on Twitter.

The cast of Housefull 4, produced by Sajid Nadiadwalla, also includes Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Sharad Kelkar, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Kharbanda and Kriti Sanon. The statement read, "In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of Housefull 4, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth".

After completing the Rajasthan schedule of the film, the team returned to Mumbai. Rachel commented on Saloni's tweet writing, "I believe you @redheadchopra." and went on to share what she had to go through in a series of tweets thereafter.

Sajid Khan's assistant Saloni Chopra took to Instagram to share her harassment experience that took place in 2011 when she interviewed for Sajid Khan's assistant director's position. She also said the filmmaker has targeted many girls and it's time to speak about it. Earlier this week, Ms Dutta filed an FIR against Mr Patekar at Mumbai's Oshiwara Police Station.

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As per the post of the actress, she had faced sexual and mental harassment from the director for several months.

The source also further added that a press conference will be held in which the makers will make the official announcement.

The #MeToo movement knocked on Bollywood's door recently and ever since several prominemt members of the film industry such as Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor and Vikas Bahl have been outed as sexual predators.

On Thursday, actress Saloni Chopra and a journalist had accused Sajid Khan of harassing them.

A journalist, Karishma Upadhyay, on Twitter too narrated her tale of harassment by Sajid, who flashed his penis at her during the course of an interview.

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